Dennis Mansfield

Dennis Mansfield helped lead the fight for traditional family values for almost two decades while working in association with Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, and the Promise Keepers movement. In 2009 he helped form 8:4 Pictures, where he writes and works as an executive producer.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Dennis Mansfield
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I am a creative, complete and connected man.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is not what I desire.

Joy is.

Joy comes from being thankful for all that we have AND all that we do not have.

My joy comes from appreciating God's love and His faithfulness to each of us - even when we don;t believe in Him.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Beautiful Boy by John Lennon, Immigrant's Song by Led Zeppelin, Asleep in the Light by Keith Green, What a Wonderful World by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, The Alamo Theme - the Green Leaves of Summer by Dimitri Tiomkin & Paul Francis

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. It's a simple theological one. Religious people read on, non-religious people skip this.  Scripture quotes Jesus as saying that "where ever two or more are gathered, there am I". He was clearly talking about establishing truth as the Old Testament directed the Jews to do (hence the two or more witnesses). He IS Truth. Therefore he is there with them, establishing himself. BUT Christians often say, "Hey we have two or more among us, Jesus is here." Hmm. So when i was alone and prayed to him too enter my life, I should have had one or two more people with me? Hmm. It's a wee bit ill-thought-out, I'd say.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. It used to be the death of one of my children. When my son, Nate, died, I had to come to grips with that fear, embrace it and realize that it no longer has power over me.

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